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Classique - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

334 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-13-2013)
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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.8%

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and a thin film in between. Bits of lacing line the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spices are present in the nose along with some hints of lemons.
T: From start to finish, flavors of peppery spices stand out in the overall taste, which also has a light amount of bitterness and notes of lemony citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The spices also make your mouth feel a little prickly.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing qualities. It would make for a good choice for a summer brew.

metter98, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kaelingirl, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

buckyp, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Looks like the canning date is 02/07/2013. Pours out a nice golden straw color, with an aggressive, 2 inch head. Decent gobs of lace remain until the end.

Floral hops, pale and wheat malts are the first thing I smell. The yeast is light and slightly funky.

Crisp, light citrus and wheat are followed by tart funk, a slight sweet cumquat and a dry finish. Goes down smooth. Just a bit heavy on carbonation.

One of my top two session Saisons. Very tasty. No can taste.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

I was told this was brewed with rice and corn, as sort of a craft version/alternative to a macro brew. Not sure how accurate that was but it shaped my expectations and perceptions of the beer.
This pours a light yellow-gold in color. There’s a zesty aroma that’s full of lemony citrus notes.
I found it to be light bodied with a clear hoppy profile of citrus, dominated by all sorts of lemony notes. It’s tasty and could be an easy drinker, yet rewarding enough for those who are looking for more in their beer.

elNopalero, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bilco, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +2.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

MrBoh, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

largadeer, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -10%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Todd, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%

The beer comes in a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white.

The aroma is wonderful of lemon peel, pear, apple fruitiness, a bit of wheat, some biscuit gentle malt, along with some of that saison funk.

The flavor follows with some lemon and fruity notes, and them a biscuit malt, but then the finish just has this huge amount of drying and lots of floral and grassiness in there.

The body is light with a good amount of carbonation.

A really wonderful saison that has a good amount of complexity and that huge drying and finish is really exciting.

Tasting Notes: This was perfect with spicy and oily food. The drying on the end just cleans all that up wonderful and it really accentuates the drying and grass notes on the end.

dar482, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +2.8%

jjcote, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2.8%

kylehay2004, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Chugger
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Chugger, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

an expert saison here, different than most. it pours a perfectly clear yellowish color, no yeast suspended or haze at all, unlike the style normally presents itself. very light transparent brew, with a sturdy white lace head on top of my tulip that doesn't budge. the nose has an almost apple complexion, green apples and cut grass, more summery than autumnal, with a Belgian type yeast on the lighter side too. the flavor has a peculiar fruity aspect, but it isn't apples. I cant quite place it, maybe golden raisins or green grapes, its almost wine-like in that way, but the malt is very delicate and the yeast ferments completely, there is no sugar in this finish. extra dry, which I love here. perhaps a touch light on the body, it goes down like water without leaving a big impression on my palate, and with the quick finish its hard to really get a feel for this one. sessionable no doubt, but I wouldn't suggest following a big ipa or anything with a brew like this. Stillwater has impressed me so far, even though this one is a little light for my tastes, it is a quality offering.

StonedTrippin, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -10%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MarioM, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

schaffer9252, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of dcguitar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dcguitar, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of blmar311
3/5  rDev -22.9%

blmar311, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%

The beer pours a clear straw yellow with an inch of fluffy white head loosely piled up to the brim of my teku. There is no visible sediment and the head fades into a thin halo around the perimeter after several minutes. The nose has a potent yeast presence reminiscent bubblegum and pear. The taste presents all expected aspects of a good farmhouse - yeast, grain, a touch of spicy hops - and has a mild-medium lingering bite that reminds me of pear and peppercorn. The mouthfeel is light bodied, effervescent, masked alcohol, and transitions from initial yeast sweetness to a foamy peppercorn bite and finally a lingering bitterness. I'd say this beer reminds me most of a GI's matilda and Allagash's house beer, although it is more sessionable. Neither the taste nor mouthfeel are not sacrificed by having such a low abv. I'm really impressed with the product, although I've yet to find a stillwater saison that leaves me hanging...

ThePorterSorter, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Sep 07, 2013
Classique from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.